Today at the SAP Influencer Summit, Vishal Sikka (SAP’s CTO) demonstrated Tableau connecting to SAP® Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) running with HANA. Vishal showed Tableau connecting directly to a BW system to analyze a large data set seamlessly. He analyzed over 28M rows of data with near instantaneous response times.
SAP is working with Tableau Software to bring real-time visualization to business information. SAP HANA powers exploratory and investigative analysis with no pre-built queries and materialized views at accelerated speed for businesses to have a conversation with their data.
This is exciting as it will help SAP customers have an unconstrained conversation with their data.
Here’s a quick demo of Tableau connected to SAP BW running on HANA.
But even without Hana, you’ll be able to use Tableau on top of BW. You will get the same functionality as you do when connecting Tableau to OLAP sources. Just connect and go.
The Tableau and SAP partnership will bring this new connection to market in the new year. If you are interested in finding out more details, please contact your Tableau account manager for information about the timing and possibility of participating in the Tableau-SAP BW beta program when it begins.
SAP® Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) is the trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.